ABQ BioPark Limited Reopening

Zoo, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach are open.

Zoo Details

Garden Details

Tingley Beach Details

Aquarium and Indoor Area Details

BioPark Open to In-State Visitors Only

Timed Ticketing

Safety Measures

Dining and Shopping Details

What to Bring for Your Visit

Zoo is Open

  • The Zoo is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

The Zoo is open. The ABQ BioPark will continue using the same precautions that have been in place since its initial reopening in June.  

Zoo Experience

Zoo visitors are free to explore the Zoo. Select areas have one-way paths including the carnivores area, Africa and the Apewalk. Indoor areas like the Penguin Chill and reptiles have capacity limits; a Zoo ticket does not guarantee entry to these exhibits. Download a Zoo map.

Botanic Garden is Open

  • The Botanic Garden is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

The ABQ BioPark continues using the same precautions that have been in place since its initial reopening in June. View a map of the garden.

Buy tickets link

Tingley Beach Open

Tingley Beach is open to the public. All visitors must wear a mask and socially distance.

Aquarium Remains Closed

The Aquarium is closed. We look forward to exploring the Aquarium with you again soon.

Visitors Must Purchase Tickets Online in Advance

To minimize face-to-face contact, tickets for the Zoo and Botanic Garden must be purchased online in advance. Learn more here.

ABQ BioPark Open to In-State Visitors Only

On October 26 the City’s Cultural Services Department announced that the ABQ BioPark Zoo and Botanic Garden, Albuquerque Museum, and Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque Balloon Museum will restrict online ticket sales to New Mexico residents only as an additional COVID-19 precaution. Learn more.

Timed Ticketing

To ensure social distancing between guests, we are limiting the number of timed tickets available each day. Guests will choose a time and date when they purchase tickets online and must arrive within a half hour of that time.

New Mexico BioPark Society members will continue to receive complimentary admission to the BioPark, but must now reserve a “ticket” online in order to visit.

Safety Measures

  • Restrooms will be available and will be cleaned and sanitized frequently.
  • All BioPark staff will be required to wear face masks.
  • All guests are required to wear multi-layer face coverings unless eating or drinking. We are not currently accepting medical exemptions. Wearing masks helps protect our animals and staff. 
  • Penguin Chill is closed from 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily for deep cleaning and animal care. The BUGarium, which is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, is closed from 1:30-2 p.m. for cleaning.

Dining and Shopping

Outdoor food and beverage options and outdoor kiosks for merchandise purchases are available.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles, as public water fountains are off.

What to Bring for Your Visit

  • Face mask, as required by executive order of the Governor of New Mexico
  • Water bottle filled with water (fountains are shut off)
  • Sunscreen
  • Entrance ticket (printed or on your electronic device)


  • The Zoo is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

  • The Botanic Garden is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

  • Tingley Beach is open daily from dawn until dusk.

  • The Zoo and Botanic Garden are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • There will be some changes to visitor experience, including timed ticketing.

  • You must wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing protocols for your visit.

  • Tickets should be purchased online in advance if possible.

  • Indoor habitats at the Zoo are open.

  • The ABQ BioPark is currently open to in-state visitors only.

During our more-than two month closure in early 2020, the ABQ BioPark and its nonprofit support organization, the New Mexico BioPark Society, missed out on revenue from admissions, the gross receipts tax, special events such as Run for the Zoo and food, beverage and merchandise sales. However, the BioPark is proud that all of our animals continued to receive the same level of care, food and veterinary support as always. The New Mexico BioPark Society appreciates the continued support of its donors, members and BioPark Parents in this difficult time.